Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fourteen New Airstrips Planned for Eastern Indonesia, some to service the Philippines

The Indonesian Government will offer construction projects of 14 new airports in eastern parts of Indonesia including restoration works for over a hundred airports next year that will be open for private contarctor as well.

Transport Minister Freddy Numberi said today (18/8) after the presidential speech on annual budget projection for next year the government appropriate Rp198 billion for the new airports for small planes.

Public Cmmunication Chief of the Transport Minister Bambang Ervan said the 14 areas are Eastern Seram (Maluku), Bone (Sulawesi), Enggano (Bengkulu), Muara Bungo (Jambi), Muara Teweh (Central Kalimantan), Morowali Central Sulawesi), Saumlaki Baru (Maluku), Sinak Baru (Papua), Tojo Una-Una (Cenral Sulawesi), Tual Baru Maluku, Wagete Baru (Papua), Waisai Raja Ampat (Papua), Nam Niwel, and Sumarorong (West Sulawesi).

The plan include restoration for 118 airports including expansion at five major airports Soekarno-Hatta (Jakarta), Djuanda (Surabaya), Polonia (Medan), Ngurah Rai (Bali), and Hasanuddin (Makassar).

Freddy also added that Manado's Sam Ratulangi Airport in South Sulawesi is part of the plan which is expected to serve direct flights to the Philippines. In Bali he said there were plans to increase the number of airport to support the over-capacity Ngurah Rai Airport.

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